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October 26, 2011 

New signage aids campus branding 

Jocelyn Davis '15 

La Vie Staff Writer 

New signs displaying the LVC 
logo appeared on campus just in 
time to show Dutchmen pride at 
the Oktoberfest/Homecoming 
weekend festivities. 

As the newly created position 
of Executive Director of Market- 
ing & Communications; Marty 
Parkes was asked to look at the 
campus for ideas of how to make 
everything more uniform and 
consistent. Parkes graduated 
from Trinity College in Hartford, 
Connecticut in 1981 with a B.A. 
in economics. Before joining 
LVC on August 1 Parkes spent 
about twenty-five years in com- 
munications serving as an eco- 
nomics writer for two large cor- 
porations in Hartford, holding 
positions at the U.S. Golf Associ- 
ation, and heading marketing and 
communications at Maryville 
University in St. Louis. 

Justin Roth '14 / LA VIE 

SIGNAGE New signs were installed on the press box, athletic fields, and bridge 
connecting campus to the fields and parking lots just in time for alumni, fami- 
lies, and friends to visit for Oktoberfest and Homecoming. 

"Since I'm fairly new, I have 
a fresh set of eyes to see where 
we can take advantage of oppor- 
tunities/' Parkes says. "The first 
time I came to campus I got to 
the bridge over the train tracks 
and stopped. I didn't know if it 
was part of LVC or not. I imme- 
diately saw this as a branding op- 

LVC logos were painted on 
the bridge connecting the athlet- 
ic complex to campus. Another 
idea was to repaint the LVC logo 
on the press box which had faded 
over time. The back of the foot- 
ball scoreboard was also made 
into a "Go Dutchmen" sign. All 
additions proved to gain approval 
of alumni and current students 
like junior Charlie Robinson. 

Branding the scoreboard was 
a great opportunity to promote 
LVC spirit. "Before it was a wast- 
ed opportunity," Parkes explains, 
adding, "it's the first thing you 

See BRANDING | Page 3 

Occupy Wall Street raises major questions about capitalism 

Movement reaches campus community, surrounding areas 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

On Sept. 17, thousands of 
protesters gathered in Zuccotti 
Park in New York City's financial 
district to begin the grassroots 
movement known as "Occupy 
Wall Street," which has quickly 
spread throughout other major 
cities in the United States and the 
world. The protesters in each of 
the Occupy movements share a 
common purpose: according to 
Roberto Valdes f 14, the occupiers 
are representing the 99 percent of 


Americans who are dissatisfied 
with the concentration of wealth 
towards the richest 1 percent of 

What sparked this move- 
ment? Brian Kerns '12 says that 
the protesters believe that there's 
something wrong with the way 
the country's run, that capital- 
ism has caused a major shift in 
American democracy. Accord- 
ing to Political Science professor 
Chris Dolan, capitalism runs the 
political system and reinforces 
the imbalance and inequality 
against which the occupiers are 

protesting. Dolan furthermore 
believes that the movement may 
have resulted from an inherent 
dissatisfaction with the Obama 
administration's failure to effec- 
tively target the needs of Ameri- 
ca's youth. 

However, both Valdes and 
Leslie Ader '12 believe that the 
protesters are responding against 
the increasing influence of lobby- 
ists in Washington, D.C. Valdes 
says that politicians care about 
the persons they're representing, 
but that the president and Con- 
gress cater to Wall Street and the 

lobbyists because they fund the 
political campaigns. This causes 
a huge shift in political repre- 
sentation, Valdes says, because 
politicians have to please the 
corporations that funded their 
campaigns or risk losing their 
positions. Ader says that lobby- 
ists have caused "a split between 
the voter and the politician" and 
that the Wall Street protests are 
"an emotional outcry" against the 
negative effects of corporation 
funding and lobbyist influence 

See WALL STREET | Page 2 


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Student Government Updates 10.17.11, 10.24.11 

SG discusses Winter Formal, Leedy Theater, meal plans, Biology Club 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

October 17 

Student Government con- 
vened for its fifth meeting of the 
school year to vote on proba- 
tionary club status for the Amer- 
ican Foundation for Children 
with AIDS Club and the Indoor 
Color Guard and to discuss con- 
cerns with the cafeteria takeout 
system, the new cafeteria areas 
in Mund to be completed in the 
spring, the addition of cameras 
in the C-store, Comcast cable is- 
sues in the Commuter Lounge, 
the possibility of a new stage in 
Leedy Theater, and Winter For- 

The American Foundation 
for Children with AIDS Club 
and the Indoor Color Guard pre- 
sented at Monday s meeting for 
probationary club class, and SG 
members granted probationary 
club status to both clubs. 

Bill Allman visited SG at 
Mondays meeting to discuss 
Food Services concerns with SG 
members. Allman noted that 
there is no time limit for the 

takeout option and that the five- 
minute "limit" only served to 
prevent possible abuses of this 

SG President Ryan 
Humphries asked Allman about 
the new sections of Mund that 
are scheduled to be completed 
and opened in the spring. All- 
man stated that this new section 
of the cafeteria would include 
about 100 chairs and a fire- 
place. Furthermore, students 
can move between these two ar- 
eas without having to scan their 
cards to get back in unless they 
leave the cafeteria. 

SG members also brought up 
concerns about the limitations 
of the meal plan in the UG, but 
as yet no solutions have been 
presented. Humphries also 
brought up a concern about the 
style of LVC's meal plan, and 
Allman stated that Food Servic- 
es would be discussing possible 
changes in the meal plan system 
for next year. 

Allman also stated that the 
percentage of participation in 
the food service surveys, the 
numbers of meals being served 

each week, and the number of 
customers in the cafeteria and 
the UG had increased signifi- 
cantly since last semester. Final- 
ly, Allman mentioned that Metz 
was planning to install a cam- 
era system in the C-store to 
investigate some discrepancies 
in inventory and monitor any 
suspicious activity. Allman also 
encouraged students to leave 
comment cards to help Metz to 
better serve student needs. 

The Commuter Chair stated 
that Facilities is still working on 
the cable problem in the Com- 
muter Lounge. 

Facilities Chair Roberto Val- 
des discussed plans to build a 
new stage that was more acces- 
sible to persons with handicaps 
in Leedy Theater. 

Class of 2014 President Ro- 
berto Valdes briefly discussed 
Winter Formal, identifying the 
formal's theme as "What Hap- 
pens in Vegas." Valdes said that 
SG will hold ticket sales from 
November 7th to November 

WALL STREET: Occupy movement reaches LVC community 

Continued from Page 1 

on the political process. 

Though the occupiers are ex- 
pressing their discontent with 
capitalism and have "broken 
through the illusion of depen- 
dency" on corporations, they are 
"still attached to corporate prod- 
ucts," according to Ader. Kerns 
notes that you can t survive in 
the United States without buy- 
ing something. "The protestors 
are saying, 'We're speaking out 
against capitalism, but we cant 
escape it ourselves/" Kerns says. 

As of now, Dolan, Kerns, 
Ader, and Valdes all believe that 
the "Occupy" movement is just 
promoting awareness of the 
problems inherent in the capital- 
ist system. However, Valdes says 
that if the protesters can maintain 
a base until the 2012 elections, 

they could play a major role in the 
American political system. Kerns 
says that the protesters could 
cause significant policy changes 
if the number of participants 
and protests continues to grow. 
Though as of now, the American 
political system is resistant to 
change, as Kerns believes, Dolan 
says that the protesters are instill- 
ing a sense of policy regulation to 
temper the economic imbalances 
between "the 99percent" and 
"the 1 percent." 

Should students be concerned 
about the growing influence of 
these protests? Both Valdes and 
Kerns say that students should 
be aware of the protests and the 
reasons behind them because 
"the decisions that politicians are 
making or not making will affect 

students the most." 

How should students respond 
to the protests and the issues that 
they raise? The student group 
"LVC Occupy," which currently 
comprises 6 core members and 
25 extended members, seeks to 
emulate the country-wide pro- 
tests on campus, but Ader be- 
lieves that "LVC Occupy" needs 
to advertise more to promote 
student participation. Ader also 
urges students to read newspa- 
pers, to become more politically 
active, and to seek representation 
and vote for politicians that will 
fairly address their concerns for 
their futures. "That's the beauty 
of our representative democracy," 
Ader says. 


Corrections & Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to provide readers with complete and accurate information. To that end, we welcome 
and encourage notification of any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections should send an email to 
lavie(S), subject line: Corrections. 

October 24 

Student Government con- 
vened for its sixth meeting of 
the school year to discuss plans 
for Leedy Theater, student 
transportation and health pol- 
icy issues, Winter Formal, the 
Sustainability Committee, a 
budget request from the Biol- 
ogy Club, commuter involve- 
ment on campus, and the Park- 
ing Committee meeting. 

SG President Ryan 
Humphries began the meeting 
by saying that Facilities has pre- 
sented several ideas for making 
the stage in Leedy Theater more 
handicap accessible. SG will 
continue to discuss the possible 
changes to make to the stage 
with Facilities. Humphries will 
also be discussing issues with 
student transportation with 
President MacDonald. 

SG advisors Todd Snovel and 
Jen Evans discussed possible 
health policies involving trans- 
portations to hospitals that 
could be implemented by next 

The tables for sign-ups for 
Winter Formal will be outside 

the cafeteria from November 7 
to November 18. 

SG representative Mike 
Siegler '15 volunteered to be the 
SG representative to the Sustain- 
ability Committee, which meets 
from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every 
other Tuesday. 

The Biology Club requested 
$200 to pay for club expenses, 
and SG unanimously voted to 
allot $200 to the Biology Club 
for said purpose. 

SG representative Mike 
Siegler '15 will discuss plans 
to increase commuter involve- 
ment on campus with Director 
of Residental Life Jason Kuntz 
and Area Coordinator Brandon 

The SG Parking Commit- 
tee will hold its first meeting at 
11:00 a.m. this Thursday, Octo- 
ber 27. 





All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


10-19-11 | Silver 

Fire Alarm 

The fire alarm went off in Silver around 4:30 a.m. 

10-24-11 | Vickroy 

Fire Alarm 

The fire alarm went off in Vickroy. 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 

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MISA, AES host benefit concert for flood relief 

Music organizations honor firefighters relief efforts 

Rosemary Bucher '14 

La Vie Co-editor 

On October 29, student or- 
ganizations MISA and AES are 
hosting a benefit concert to 
honor Annville's Union Fire 
Company and their hard work 
and community assistance in the 
aftermath of September s flood. 
"Firefighter Fright Night" will 
showcase local talent and raise 
money to support the Union 
Fire Company. 

The set list includes perfor- 
mances by various groups and 
individuals, covering genres 
from hard rock to alternative 
and pop. Freshman Christian 
singer-songwriter Cristabelle 
Braden will perform from 8 to 
8:35 p.m., followed by Study 

Day from 8:45 to 9:20, A Seam- 
less Getaway from 9:30 to 10:05, 
Small Town Titans from 10:15 
to 10:50, and Letters for Lovers 
from 11 to 11:35. 

"Annville has been through 
a lot in the past month due to 
the damages from all of the 
flooding," explained Jonathan 
O'Neill '12, a music business 
major and president of MISA. 
"The Annville Fire Department, 
especially worked very hard to 
return the town back to normal 
as quickly as possible. We at the 
Music Industry Students As- 
sociation (MISA) and the Au- 
dio Engineering Society (AES) 
thought it would be great to put 
together Firefighter Fright Night 
at LVC to honor all of the hard 
work our firefighters have done 

to help Annville. We cannot 
thank them enough." 

The event will also showcase 
a best costume contest, where 
the winner will receive a $100 
gift card to the Batdorf Restau- 
rant in Annville. 

O'Neill is very enthusiastic 
about the concert and all of the 
ways students have found to get 

"Firefighter Fright Night" 
will be held on Saturday, Oct. 
29 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. in Ar- 
nold Sports Center. Admission 
is free, but a suggested donation 
will be collected at the door. 
The event will be followed by 
the Underground's Halloween 
dance from 12 to 2 a.m. 



BRANDING: New signage adds to LVC image 

Continued from Page 1 

see when coming over the bridge 
from the south side of campus." 

The new sign not only shows 
that you are still in Lebanon 
Valley territory but it also in- 
troduces the mascot, a popular 
question asked by many visitors. 
"I did like the signs but my first 
thought was, 'How much it cost 
the school?'" explains junior 
Charlie Robinson. 

According to Parkes, the 
budget already allocated the ex- 
penses and no additional fund- 
ing was needed for the project. 
Parkes, along with others, are 
still currently discussing future 
possible additions including a 
formal main gate at the Main 
Street entrance, "Go Dutchmen" 
banners on light posts in the ath- 
letic complex, and more signage 

along Rt. 934 to identify athletic 

Parkes says that these addi- 
tions are still only ideas and have 
not yet been decided upon. He 
mentioned that these changes 
are not only branding opportu- 
nities but also methods of in- 
forming outsiders. 



Breast cancer month supported around campus 

Brittney Falter '15 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The whole month of October 
is dedicated to bringing awareness 
about breast cancer. Throughout 
this month, Colleges Against Can- 
cer has held many activities to get 
people to think about breast can- 
cer. The third week of this month 
was pink week. On Monday, the 
cafeteria had many pink foods. 
Tuesday, everyone was supposed 
to wear his or her pink shirts and 
SAI held a pink hair dying activity 
at the Gazebo. People wearing pink 
received a baked good or some 
other giveaway. Wednesday, there 
was a pink Zumba party and a per- 
formance at MJ's featuring Jesse 
Barki and Chris Dunlap where 
students could hot coffee or tea for 
one dollar. In addition, MJ's had 

pink cookies that can be purchased 
to support breast cancer. Thursday, 
male members of various sports' 
teamsewent to each residence hall 

wearing bras and collected money 
for breast cancer. There were also 
students that handed out choco- 
lalte and facts about breast cancee.. 
Last, the UG was pink on Saturday. 
Kettering Corner also took part in 

Pink week. If you wore pink to Ket- 
tering Corner at any time through 
the week and bought a two dol- 
lar ice cream, some of that money 
went to breast 
cancer sup- 
port. On Oc- 
tober 29 th , 
the football 
team will be 
breast cancer 
awareness by 
wearing pink 
at the home 
Justin Roth T4 / LA VIE football game, 
along with some other pink activi- 
ties since it is "bring your kid to 
game day" so the word about breast 
cancer can spread throughout the 

B. FALTER bpfOO 1 (o) 


Justin Roth '14 /LA VIE 

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Zombies walk to fight famine 


October 28, 7:30 PM 
105.7 The Xs The Peoples Medium Michele Livingston will be intro- 
ducing newcomers to the unknown world of the paranormal. Mini 
readings will be available. 


October 29-30, 1 1 AM - 8 PM 
Haunts, ghouls and childish fun with trick-or-treating from 2-4 PM 


October 29, 11:59 PM 
"The ultimate Halloween audience participation film, complete with a 
couple in love, a spooky castle with strange Transylvanians - including 
Dr. Frank-N-Furter - dancing to the 'Time Warp'" 

- Lebanon Daily News 


November 4, 7:30 PM 

Nicki Shepski '15 

Features Editor 

Have you ever dreamed of a 
time when zombies 
walk the earth? On Fri- 
day, November 4, LVC 
students will have the 
opportunity to experi- 
ence just that. The an- 
nual Zombie Walk is 
coming to Lebanon. 

A Zombie Walk is a 
type of performance art 
that gives regular, ordi- 
nary people the chance 
to be a bloody, groaning 
zombie. It takes place in 
a location with people 
unaware of the up corn- 

Laura Eldred, director of the walk. 

These zombies want to do more 
than eat brains, however. Hungry 
zombie donations from the walk 

$5 or a few non-perishable food 
items for food bank donations. If 
you would like to get your make-up 
done, bring an additional $3. Make- 
up is not mandatory; 
you could perhaps be 
a freshly turned zom- 
bie. Or, if you do not 
wish to spend any 
more money, do your 
own make-up at home. 
The actual walk be- 
gins at 7:30 PM, with 
the route starting at 
the farmers market 
and continuing onto 
neighboring streets 
and art walk locations. 

Zombies will stop at 
Photo courtesy of Professor Laura Eldred , . 

ZOMBIE WALK Andrew Texter '12 and Kathryn Lewis '12 apply y Pagans Pub to 

ing zombie herd, whom ma | <eu p in preparation for the annual zombie walk held in support of g et some food, a drink 

zombies are encouraged local food banks 
to interact with (This, however, will be given to a food bank, 
does not mean purposely terrifying 
innocent three-year-old children). 
"Its fun for people to look out- 
side and see a zombie herd mov- 
ing through town," said Professor 

This year's walk will kick off the 
Lebanon Friday Arts Walk. Partici- 
pants should show up at the Leba- 
non farmers market to register 
between 5 and 7 PM. Bring either 

and just hang out. 
(To get involved with the zombie 
walk, contact Professor Laura Eldred, 



Study abroad changes lives, learning experience 

Susanna Chehata '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 
Last spring, LVC then-junior Ga- 
briel Lincoln-De Cusatis travelled 
to Perugia, Italy to study abroad. 
He was hoping to meet his fam- 
ily, become proficient in Italian, and 
make some friends. What he ended 
up gaining from his three months 
abroad was much more profound 
and deeper than what he could have 
ever imagined. 

While in Perugia, Gabriel stud- 
ied at the University of Perugia 
along with other American and 
Italian students. Every two weeks, 
American and Italian students 
would meet for a tandem session; in 
the session, they would converse in 
order to learn the other s language. 
During the first session, Gabriel and 
Alberto, an Italian exchange stu- 
dent, were sitting at the same table. 

Alberto, a native of the indus- 
trial town of Augusta, Italy, was also 
studying at the University of Peru- 
gia. That tandem session was just 
the beginning of what would grow 
to be a close and eternal friendship. 
Through his study abroad experi- 
ence, Gabriel has learned so much 
about himself and the world. Af- 
ter travelling to Perugia, Tuscany, 

Rome, Naples and Catania (just to 
mention some of the places he visit- 
ed), the LVC campus seems smaller. 
Italy opened his eyes to a whole new 
way of life. Because of the time he 
spent in Italy, Gabriel is hoping to 
go back for either graduate school 
or a job. By having an Ital- 
ian friend, Alberto, he was 
directly exposed to Ital- 
ian food, culture, and their 
way of life. Also, he is able 
to practice his Italian with 
Alberto, who can help him 

Fortunately, every stu- 
dent at Lebanon Valley Col- 
lege has the opportunity to 
be like Gabriel and study 
abroad. With seventeen 
available programs, students have a 
wide variety of choices. While thir- 
teen of these programs are semester 
long programs, there are four sum- 
mer programs available for students 
who cannot commit to an entire se- 
mester abroad. 

For the semester programs, the 
college honors all scholarships, 
grants, and loans, and tuition rates 
remain the same as LVC tuition. 
Room fees also remain the same, re- 
gardless of the type of housing. De- 

pending on the program, students 
live in either dormitories, apart- 
ments, or with host families. The 
countries that include a host fam- 
ily are Argentina, Germany, France, 
and Spain because these programs 
are full emersion programs. While 

will open students' eyes and allow 
them to see their capabilities, allow 
them to learn about a different cul- 
ture, and allow them to gain a whole 
new perspective of the world. Also, 
study abroad is a great addition to 
students' resumes. Future employ- 
ees will see a student who 
studied abroad as an inde- 
pendent individual willing 
to take risks. 

Alyssa Mitchell '13 stud- 
ied abroad in Montpelier, 
France in the fall of 2010 
and her experiences exem- 
plify Jill's beliefs about study 
abroad. To sum up her time 
in France, Alyssa says, "I 
learned so much about my- 
v 12 self." Alyssa left the United 
living abroad, other extra expenses States as a chemistry major and was 

must also be taken into account; 
airfare, food, and transportation 
are some of the expected expenses. 
However, according to Jill Russell, 
the director of study abroad, such 
expenses are trivial in the broad 
scheme of life. "This is an invest- 
ment for your future," she says. As 
an individual who has traveled her- 
self, she knows that studying abroad 
will transform each student in some 
way or another. Studying abroad 

thinking about adding a French ma- 
jor. When she returned, not only 
did she decide on a French major, 
but she also added an international 
studies major. She realized that she 
had a passion for travelling and in- 
corporated that into her college 

Not only did she realize this 
passion, but she became an inde- 
pendent individual Her eyes were 
opened to a new perspective on life. 

Like Gabriel, she saw that Europe- 
ans were more relaxed and more 
open. She became so incorporated 
into this style of life that she felt a 
culture shock coming back home, 
and she realized that campus life is 
a small part of a much larger world. 

Homesickness is one of the fac- 
tors that stops students from going 
abroad, but both Gabriel and Alyssa 
overcame it. 

I was very fortunate to be able to 
talk in depth with both Gabriel and 
Alyssa about their study abroad ex- 
periences. Although they traveled 
at different times and to different 
countries, I noticed a striking simi- 
larity in speaking with both of them. 
They were both extremely eager to 
discuss study abroa, and spoke with 
such deep passion about it. Both of 
their lives were completely changed 
by the few months they left the 
United States, and they hope that 
other students will also go abroad. 
In Gabriel's words, "Do it. It's an op- 
portunity that you can only do once 
in a lifetime." 

(For more information about study 
abroad, contact Jill Russell, russell(a) 



La Vie Collegienne October 26, 2011 5 


^5C£MQJ* & frightful selection 9f gctmes £e pf«9 for Hctllaween 

Andrew Veirtz '12 

A&E Editor 

As Halloween approaches, 
I'm sure many readers are getting 
ready to deal with all sorts of nasty 
beasties that go bump in the night. 
While many people might sit down 
for a scary movie, I prefer video 
games for my scares. 

Survival horror staples like the 
Resident Evil series and the two 
Dead Space games are obvious ex- 
amples of horror-themed games. 
Resident Evil started the modern 
genre with its terse atmosphere 
and gory visuals, and to this day 
many gamers rank it as one of the 
scariest video games of all time. 
The Dead Space games follow the 
same sort of survival-horror for- 
mula, but in the eerie, silent realm 
of space and inside claustrophobic 
space stations. It is a modern take 

on a classic formula that is incred- 
ibly effective, and definitely one of 
the scariest modern franchises. 

Of course there are run n gun 
games like the 
Left 4 Dead 
series or the 
more recent 
Dead Island that 
trade the eerie 
atmosphere of 
ror games for 
piles and piles 
(and piles) of 
bodies. In these 
cases, piles of 
zombie corpses. 

The zombie game genre is in my 
eyes the campy b -movie of the vid- 
eo game realm, and are just as much 
jolly fun to boot. There's nothing 

like getting together with a group of 
friends and blasting the brains out 
of a horde of zombies on Hallow- 
een night. It just seems appropriate. 


If you're looking for sheer edge- 
of-your-seat terror, then I would 
remind you of my favorite horror 
game: Amnesia: The Dark Descent. 

It remains to this day the most ter- 
rifying game I have ever played. 
The game is quite unique due to 
its intuitive physics system, where 
instead of pressing 
a button to open a 
door you have to 
physically grab the 
door and swing it 
open with a sweep 
of your mouse. 
This sounds in- 
teresting now, but 
this makes for a 
horrifying expe- 
rience when you 
have a misshapen 
monstrosity chas- 
ing after you and 
Entertainment/ EA you actually have 
to remember how to close a door 
in the midst of running blindly for 
your life. Compounding this is the 
fact that you are literally defense- 

less when it comes to the monsters. 
You have no way of fighting back 
besides running away like a blub- 
bering little girl. You can't even look 
at the monsters, or you'll start to go 
insane, prompting you to start hal- 
lucinating, or even to completely 
lost control of your character. What 
this means is that you end up cow- 
ering in a corner in a fetal position 
hoping the monsters don't notice 
you as they limp along their merry 
way. This game is not for the faint 
at heart, but those looking for true, 
absolute terror would do no better 
than Amnesia. 

Scary games, when done right, 
are the best way to have some thrills 
and chills. These are just a few rec- 
ommendations for scary games ap- 
propriate for a frightful Halloween 
indeed. Happy gaming LVC ! 


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Horror television scares up fine entertainment 

Nicki Shepski '15 

Features Editor 

Flip through the channels dur- 
ing the month of October and 
you will notice a pattern— hor- 
ror movies. From vampires 
to slashers, cult classics grace 
the screen with their pres- 
ence for thirty-one days. To 
get your complete horror 
fix on the small screen this 
Halloween season, watch 
AMC's The Walking Dead, 
whose second season pre- 
miered Sunday, Oct. 9 and 
FX's American Horror Story, 
which premiered Wednesday, 
Oct. 5. 

The Walking Dead has 
come back with even more 
zombies, suspense and blood 
than the first season. Rick, 
Shane and the gang have left 
the CD C to find refuge at Fort 
Benning. Their numbers have 
decreased over the first sea- 
son, and just when it seems that 
they have hope and answers, the 
first episode of the second sea- 
son throws an absolute curveball 
at viewers. Plenty of people have 
died and turned into walkers, but 
never before has a person liter- 
ally disappeared, let alone a little 
girl; there is also the feasible pos- 

sibility that the group may split. 
The entire episode is prolonged 
by suspense, and just when you 
think you know something or the 
gang has figured something out, 
something terrible happens that 

interrupts the entire process. 

If you enjoyed the first season, 
you'll absolutely love the second. 
What makes this show different 
from other zombie movies and 
shows is that it uses its power of 
emotion to draw you in. And with 
so many unanswered questions, 
it's kind of hard not to get hooked. 

Will we ever see Murl again? 
What will happen to Sophia and 
Carl? Are we ever going to hear 
from Morgan and Dwayne? 

Consider this your warning if 
you are very emotional or have 
a weak stomach - do NOT 
watch this show. Surpris- 
ingly enough, there was more 
blood and gore in the second 
season's first episode than in 
the entire first season. When 
they say viewer discretion is 
advised, they definitely mean 

If you are simply interested 
in the subject matter, this is 
an easy series to get into while 
it's still airing. The first sea- 
son is on instant Netflix and 
AMC shows marathons quite 
often. This start to the season 
should definitely prove to be a 
superior one, so channel your 
inner zombie or survivor and 
tune in on Sundays at 9 p.m. 
American Horror Story is 
FX's new show about a psycholo- 
gist and his family that move away 
to escape from their scandalous 
past, and the house they move 
into has years of violent history 
that ultimately results in a haunt- 
ing. Within the first five minutes 
of their inhabitance, neighbors 
and workers with creepy de- 


meanors begin to show up and 
warn them of the hauntings and 
goings-on of the house as other 
random apparitions keep show- 
ing up everywhere. 

This show is pushed by its 



/ \ 

power of suspense and its com- 
plicated plotline. It somehow 
manages to weave together all the 
stories of the past into the lives 
and troubles of the present family. 
Like The Walking Dead, it leaves 
plenty of questions unanswered. 
Is the neighbor helpful or harm- 
ful? What is the maid's role in 
all of this? Why does Tate know 

what to do in every situation? Al- 
though this concept seems done 
already, American Horror Story 
takes the idea of paranormal ac- 
tivity and mixes it with reality to 
create a truly scary experience. 
What could possibly be 
more terrifying than a psy- 
chotic cult group coming 
to your house to recreate 
their favorite LA murder, 
using you as the star? 

Don't watch this either if 
you have a weak stomach or 
a low tolerance for graphic 
sexuality. American Hor- 
ror Story tends to have sex 
scenes that are extremely 
explicit in nature and there 
has been a decent amount 
of blood so far. 

If you're a fan of The 
Walking Dead or other 
paranormal activity shows 
like Ghost Hunters, you'll 
X probably like this enough 
to watch it. I personally find The 
Walking Dead to be more interest- 
ing with a better way to draw in 
audiences, but if there's nothing 
else on TV and you want to be 
spooked, American Horror Story 
will gladly provide you that ser- 
vice every Wednesday at 9 p.m. 



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Protestors Occupy Wall Street, beyond 

Laura Bremmer 6 1 2 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Have you heard? Have 
you heard about the protest? 
Nearly a month ago, around 
2000 people came together 
in Manhattan and paraded 
up Broadway. 

On Sept. 17, a group of 
people began protesting 
bank bailouts, corporate 
greed, and the out of control 
power that has been building 
for years on Wall Street. 

On Oct. 15 alone, an esti- 
mated 1,500 events/protests 
were held in over 52 coun- 
tries, not just the Americas, 
but Europe, Asia, and Africa. 

The protesters are not 
just "uneducated youth," but 
people of all ages, races, and 

beled this protest, "Political dis- 
obedience." They define this term 
as "resist [ing] the very way in 

the government, but instead the 
"worn-out ideologies rooted in 
the Cold War." 

65% were under 34 years of age; 
however, 20% are older than 44. 
Over 92% of the protesters have 
some college, college de- 
gree, or graduate degree. 
That statistic broken down: 
27.4% have some college, 
35% have a college degree, 
8.2% have some graduate 
school (no graduate de- 
gree), and 21.5% have a 
graduate degree. 

Those employed, re- 
tired, or full-time students 
are over 83%. 71.5% earn 
less than $50,000 per 
year and 47.5% earn less 
than $25,000 per year. 

This is not a politically 
rooted protest. Over 70% 
of the participants are inde- 
pendents. Based on the data 

. -r ,o xx T gathered, the 99% move- 
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political standing. Students, OCCUPY A group of protestors hold rally in Foley Square as part of the Occupy Wall Street ment "comes from and looks 
families, elderly, people on movement in New York City. Groups have been gathering across the country and abroad to protest like the 99%." 

their lunch breaks, veterans, 
and so many others from various 
backgrounds have joined togeth- 
er with one common goal. 

The New York Times has la- 

financial inequality. 

which we are governed: it resists 
the structure of partisan politics, 
the demand for policy reforms..." 
They are resisting not specifically 

It is possible this protest is not 
just a protest, but truly a cultural 
monument. The occupiers of 
Wall Street were polled. Nearly 

They have spent a month 
winning hearts and minds 
of people with a simple message: 
We are 99%. 

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Puff Policy: Campus cigarette policy largely ignored 

Allison McGinniss '13 


Erin Rider' 15 

La Vie Staff Writers 

Lebanon Valley College s public 
safety officers seem so hung up on 
parking regulations that other poli- 
cies fall through the cracks. When 
asked about offenders of the cam- 
pus smoking policy, Brent Ober- 
holtzer, Director of Public Safety, 
said "Public Safety does not get 
involved with that, it hasn't been 
something that we Ve been asked 
to look into." If it is not up to Public 
Safety, then whose job is it to en- 
force this policy? 

On page 145 of the student 
handbook, the policy states that 
smoking is prohibited in all build- 
ings. It also states that "Persons 
choosing to smoke should do so 25 
feet from doorways and building 
entrances so that passers-by are not 
affected by second hand smoke." 

An informal survey of 30 stu- 
dents revealed that students feel the 
policy is not adequately enforced. 
Some students were not even aware 
of the schools policy. According to 
an e-mail from Jason Kuntz, Direc- 
tor of Residential Life, "The smok- 

ing rule can be addressed by ANY- 
ONE. It is a campus policy, not just 
a residential life policy." Public 
Safety and Residential Life are leav- 
ing the enforcing up to students, 
but should it be their responsibil- 

More than 25 of the students 

tion, several students said that they 
observed both student and faculty 
smoking within 25 feet of residen- 
tial facilities. Kuntz said, "If you en- 
counter it, you are able to ask the in- 
dividual to move further away from 
the building." This means that this 
"policy" is only enforced if students 

Justin Roth x 14/ LA VIE 

NOT FAR ENOUGH An ashtray is placed well within 25 feet of the entrance to 
Funkhouser, this allows students to go against the college's smoking policy. Other 
ashtrays are placed similarly close to residential buildings such as Silver, Hammand 
and Vickroy. 

surveyed said that they would feel 
uncomfortable going up to a smok- 
er and asking them to move away 
from a residential building. In addi- 

choose to do so, making it more of 
a guideline or suggestion. A policy 
is only a policy when it is enforced 
and according to our survey, that 

was almost never the case. Of the 
smokers surveyed, no one has ever 
been asked to move away from a 
building and none have ever been 
punished for breaking the "policy." 

Clearly, something is not work- 
ing. The punishment for breaking 
the smoking policy, being written 
up by Student Affairs and a fine, is 
not implemented because there is 
no one punishing the offenders. 
Expecting students to enforce the 
policy is not realistic or effective. It 
should not be their responsibility. 
A change must be made. Higher au- 
thority, such as Public Safety, must 
enforce the policy or else smokers 
will continue to abuse it. 

A number of students said that 
they would not be opposed to des- 
ignated smoking areas on campus, 
equipped with a roof, benches, and 
ashtrays. A solution to the smok- 
ing problem on campus must come 
from Public Safety. They should 
designate these smoking areas 
and punish those not adhering to 
the policy. Since the only way a 
policy is a policy is when it is en- 
forced, that is what must be done. 


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atWidener University 
L 57-33 

Field Hockey 
vs Widener University 
W 8-2 

Men's Ice Hockey 
vs Canisius College 
W 4-3 

Women's Soccer 
atWidener University 
W 2-0 

Men's Soccer 
atWidener University 
W 2-1 

For more results, visit 

Jocelyn Novak 
Field Hockey 

Senior Joc- 
elyn Novak 
scored four 
goals in a 
Senior Day 
victory over 
CC opponent 
Widener. In 
the same 
game, she 
became the 

leader in goals in Divison III field 
hockey. As a team captain, she's 
helped lead the Dutchmen to a 
13-4 record and a playoff berth. 

Heather Tran 
Women's Soccer 

soccer player 
Heather Tran 
earned the 
CC Offensive 
Player of the 
Week this 
week, for her 
goal vs. 
Widener on 
Saturday. That win secured a 2nd 
seed in the playoffs.She also is second 
on the team in goals with seven. 


Wednesday, 10/26 
Men's Soccer 
at King's College 
7 p.m. 

Women's Volleyball 
atWidener University 
7 p.m. 

Friday, 3/4 

Men's Ice Hockey 

vs United States Naval 

7 p.m. 

vs Arcadia University 
6 p.m. 

Saturday, 3/5 

vs Lycoming College 
1 p.m. 

For more games, visit 

Football takes tough loss against Widener 

Valley falls to Widener Pride despite best efforts 

Dan Callahan '14 

Sports Editor 

There was no doubt that this 
past Saturday s game against Wid- 
ener was a pivotal one, and might 
have led to the Dutchmen earning 
a spot in the Top 25 teams in Divi- 
sion III football. 

Unfortunately, five turnovers 
left no room for a victory in Ches- 
ter, as Lebanon Valley (5-2, 3-2 
MAC) fell to the Widener Pride 
(7-1, 5-1) in their rivalry game 
Saturday by a score of 57-33. 

Widener, who leads the Middle 
Atlantic Conference in offense, 
scored three touchdowns in the 
last three minutes of the first half. 

Colt Zarilla '12 passed for 261 
yards, completing 25 out of 43 at- 
tempts for two scores. Bad news is, 
he also tossed three interceptions, 
one resulting in an 83 -yard return 
for a touchdown. 

The Pride took advantage of 
turnovers committed by LVC in 
the second quarter by scoring 21 
unanswered points going into 
halftime up 36-13. 

Both teams struck back and 
forth with scores, but Widener s 
defense put the clamps down on 
the Valley after the Dutchmen 
scored 33 points. 

"I still believe we re a good foot- 
ball team, but we didn't perform," 
said head coach Jim Monos after 
the game to 
"I thought as we went along we 
moved the football, but we made 
too many mistakes early in the 
game on turnovers that cost us 

Ben Guiles '12 rushed for 
114-yards on the ground and 

Photo courtesy of 

scored one touchdown. Freshman 
Kenny King and senior Blair Ran- 
som each had rushing touchdowns 
as well. Tim Picerno '12 had a ca- 
reer-best 12 catches for 106-yards 
to lead the receivers. Senior de- 
fensive lineman did what he could 
for the defense, making 12 total 

Lebanon Valley College will 
face yet another opponent this 
Saturday as they host Lycoming 
College on Take a Kid to the Game 
Day. The action starts at 1pm at 
Arnold Field. 

D. CALLAHAN dpcOO 1 (o) 

Mens soccer picks up 
meaningful win at Widener 

Alex Beard '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The LVC men's soccer team 
was unable to pull off the upset 
Saturday Oct. 15 as it lost 2-0 on 
the road to Messiah. 

Despite the Falcons (13-0- 
l) holding a huge advantage in 
shots (26-3, 8-1 on goal), LVC 
(9-6) kept the game scoreless 
until the 77th minute. 

Junior keeper James Cle- 
ments was unable to keep out 
Brian Ramirez's shot from a cor- 
ner kick. Kent Ramirez scored 
a second goal in the 80th to put 
the game to bed. 

Clements played the whole 
game in net and turned in a huge 
performance, making six saves. 

Junior Kelly Hess had two 
shots for the Dutchmen, includ- 
ing their only shot on cage. 

The Dutchmen would re- 
bound, however, on Saturday 

the 22nd with a hard-fought 2-1 
road win over Widener. 

The Dutchmen (10-7, 3-3 
CC) got off to a good start with 
senior Chris Hall banging in his 
sixth goal of the year in the 17th 
minute, bringing him within 
three of Grant Walter's career 
goal record of 32. 

Widener (3-11, 0-5 CC) 
equalized in the 36th minute 
through Derek Brubaker but ju- 
nior Andrew Cooper fired the 
Dutchmen in front on 54 min- 
utes to help LVC escape Chester 
with a close conference win. 

Junior keeper James Cle- 
ments improved to 10-6 on the 
day and was forced into only one 

LVC entered the day ranked 
fifth in the Commonwealth 
Conference and now have a real 
shot at a postseason spot. 



Women's soccer takes two 

Alex Beard '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

A road win against the na- 
tion's number one team would 
have been a perfect start to 
Homecoming weekend for the 
Lebanon Valley women's soc- 
cer team when it traveled to 
Grantham on Saturday. 

It was not to be, however, 
as the Dutchmen (9-4-3, 2-1-1 
CC) fell 2-0 to Messiah (12-0, 
4-0 CC), ending a five-game un- 
eaten run for LVC. 

The Dutchmen, entering the 
game ranked tenth in the Mid- 
Atlantic region in NSCAA polls, 
were outshot 20-4 with only one 
try hitting the target. Sopho- 
more Heather Tran took all four. 

Senior keeper Sami Young 
played the entire game in net, re- 
cording six saves. 

Messiah's Corinne Wulf 
bagged both goals for the Fal- 
cons, converting from the pen- 
alty spot in the 25th minute 
and then sealing the game in the 

68th with a placed shot in the 
top left corner. 

Sophomores Katie Dear- 
dorff and Heather Tran scored 
to help the Dutchmen ( 11-4-3, 
4-1-1 CC) rebound on Saturday 
and seal a spot in the Common- 
wealth Conference tournament 
with a 2-0 win against Widener. 

Deardorff put away her sec- 
ond of the season with a great 
solo effort in the 32nd minute to 
give LVC the lead. 

Sophomore Jess Kleeschulte 
then picked out Tran just four 
minutes into the second half to 
extend the lead. The goal was 
Tran's seventh of the year. 

LVC held a distinct offensive 
advantage over the Lions, out- 
shooting their opponents 20-6 
and holding a 6-0 corner advan- 

Keeper Sami Young notched 
her fifth clean sheet of the year 
and improved to 8-3-2 while 
making two saves. 



Football's strong offense not 
enough vs.Widener 
Page 7 

Women's Soccer closes in on 
last game of the season 
Page 7 

Field Hockey wins nine straight, ranked #19 

Senior Jocelyn Novak becomes all-time goals leader in D-III 

Chloe Gunther '13 

La Vie Staff Writer 

In seven games, the Lebanon 
Valley field hockey team man- 
aged seven wins, including one 
against #4 Franklin & Marshall 
and against Widener on Senior 

Playing conference rival Ar- 
cadia University, Jocelyn Novak 
had a hat trick and Jenni Walker 
and Lauren Brumbach added 
goals in a 5-1 win. Walker and 
Mandi Albright added an assist, 
along with Nicole Vasiliu s two. 
The Dutchmen led 22-8 in shots 
and 24-5 on penalty corners. 
Christine Poletti had one save in 
the win. 

In a 5-0 win against Albright 
College, Novak added another 
hat trick to go along with Brum- 
bach and Kirsten Martzall's goals. 
Brumbach, Martzall and Walker 
each added an assist. The Dutch- 
men held a 39-1 shot advantage 
and a 17-2 advantage on penalty 

Shutting out Dickinson Col- 
lege, the Dutchmen walked away 
with a 6-0 win. Novak had anoth- 
er hat trick and Brumbach and 
Martzall added goals. Albright, 
Cate Cusack, Walker and Vasiliu 
added assists. Poletti and Chloe 
Baro tallied two saves each, with 
Bridget Monighan adding a de- 
fensive stop. The Dutchmen had 
a 30-7 shot advantage and 15-6 
advantage on penalty corners. 

TOP The team comes together to capture the moment when Jocelyn Novak '12 became the all-time leader in goals after Senior 
Day against Widener. BOTTOM Jenny Walker '12 celebrates with teammates after scoring a late goal in their thrilling upset 
over #4 Franklin & Marshall. 

In a 6-2 win against Eastern, 
the Dutchmen had two goals 
from Walker, and Novak, Jess 

Cox, Brumbach and Caitlin Vasey 
added one each. Walker, Novak, 
Cox, Cusack and Brumbach add- 

ed an assist each. The Dutchmen 
led on shots, 18-12, and Eastern 
led on penalty corners, 11-21, af- 

ter the Dutchmen gave up 19 in 
the second half. Poletti had seven 
saves in the win. 

Topping Alvernia 4-2, the 
Dutchmen won their third 
straight conference game. Novak 
had three goals in the win and 
Cusack added one, assisted by 
Cox. Vasey also tallied an assist 
in the win. The Dutchmen held 
an advantage in shots, 21-7, and 
both teams had five penalty cor- 
ners. Poletti made three saves in 
the win. 

Down 2-1 against Franklin & 
Marshall, goals by Walker and 
Cox put the Dutchmen on top. 
Cusack notched the first goal, 
with Kelsey Miller and Monighan 
adding assists. The Dutchmen 
led 12-10 on shots and 10-7 on 
penalty corners. Poletti had three 
saves in the win. 

Novak had another hat trick 
against Widener in the Dutch- 
men's Senior Game to help lead 
LVC to an 8-2 win. After notch- 
ing four goals, Novak became 
NCAA's all team leading scorer in 
Division III field hockey. Walker 
added two goals, followed by Cox 
and Vasey who each added one. 
Albright and Cusack tallied one 
assist each, and Cox and Vasey 
each had two assists. Poletti had 
six saves in just over 60 minutes 
of playing time. Lebanon Valley 
led in corners and shots, 10-6 and 
23-10, respectively. 



Dutchmen volleyball sweeps Arcadia & Lancaster Bible 

Chloe Gunther '13 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Finishing out their last two 
home matches of the season, 
the Lebanon Valley volleyball 
team swept Arcadia and Lan- 
caster Bible. 

An 8-0 run led by server 

Angela Kuperavage helped the 
Dutchmen win the first set, 25- 
9. The next two sets were much 
closer with the Dutchmen win- 
ning 25-26 and 25-28. 

For the night, Kellsie Groff 
led the offense with 12 kills and 
a .579 hitting percentage. Sarah 
Godfrey added 10 kills and Krys- 

tal Wirey had eight. Kuperavage 
totaled nine digs, with Groff 
adding eight and Kacey Mussel- 
man adding seven. 

Overall, the team hit .344 and 
finished with 1 1 aces. 

The Dutchmen's three se- 
niors had big performances 
against Lancaster Bible on Se- 

nior Night. 

Nicole Barra led the attack 
with 15 kills and Jamie Hawk 
added 14 to lead the Dutchmen 
to a .302 hitting percentage. 
Musselman had 38 assists along 
with three kills. 

Kuperavage had nine digs and 
two aces to go along with a 10-0 

run in the first set. Jess Finlayson 
also had a huge serving run in the 
first set. 

Lebanon Valley will wrap up 
their regular season conferences 
matches tonight at Widener. 

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